Primary Four are organising a food bank collection for theEdinburgh Food Project, who support families who are struggling to provide food for their families. We are looking for donations from the whole school to support this amazing charity. We require all donations to be in school by Friday 29th March.
Here is a list of the products that are currently required by the food bank:
Urgently Needed: Instant coffee (jars), cold meat (tins), fruit juice (long-life), tea bags (packs of 40s), tinned fish, sugar
This week in literacy we have been focusing on our comprehension skills which we have been developing by reading our class novel When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, and answering questions based on the text. At the start of the week we also studied the political life of Winston Churchill and learned that he led Britain to victory during World War II. In addition to our comprehension work, we also chose our new books literature circles. We are reading: Blitzcat; Shadow Jumper; The Eagle in the Snow and War Horse as they are all World War II themed.
Our focus in Maths is on money. At the start of the week we were divided into co-operative learning groups where we all had crucial roles to carry out; we had to complete 5 different budgeting activities. We then created group posters to demonstrate our learning. Also this week, we have been learning about Exchanging Money and the Exchange Rate. We have learnt how to convert British money into foreign currencies and vice versa.
Other areas of the curriculum
In PE we have been focusing on our balance and control through gymnastics. To support this we created sequences on the floor and the equipment.
In Social Studies our desire to learn so many more facts to do with World War II has continued to grow, and coincidentally there have also been two Newsround specials on the Holocaust and Anne Frank during which we listened attentively and took notes. We carried out personal research to learn who the main leaders were and what the key events were during WWII. We created portraits of all the World War II leaders using the skill of line and shade with charcoal. The results were amazing!
In Health and Wellbeing our main focus was our Listening and Talking skills where at the start of one lesson we played a game of WWII Whispers. We also used our drama skills, in pairs, of going into role, to act out a route we took driving around a village. Our goal was to identify directions and landmarks using our listening and observation skills
Valuable information On Monday the 28th January we are having a whole Primary 7 year group memorabilia photo taken as well as individual photos for our Young Scot cards.
Well done to all the awesome Primary 7 children who organised and delivered a fun and inclusive Activity Day raising vital funds for Children In Need. There were Free Activities where children could win a prize: Pin the Bandana on the Pudsey; Best Dressed Children per Stage. There was also a Free Quiz: winners will be announced next week once the Primary 7s have had a chance to mark the answer sheets.
P7M planned a Guess Pudsey’s Birthday competition at 50p per guess. We used a Random Date Generator to choose the date which was 30th November. The winner was a girl in P5HW. P7M presented her with her cuddly Pudsey backpack.
The Bake Sale organised by P7F was a massive sellout! Not a crumb was left! The Primary 7 children engaged with all the children and listened carefully to what their customers wanted and ensured they gave them the correct change.
P7R had queues out of the door for Face Painting. The Artists did a superb job of turning their customers into tremendous Pudseys, Tigers, Cats, Lizards and Dragons!
Mrs Magill, Miss Fotheringham and Miss Robinson are incredibly proud of you all!